Kara’s foster mother visits for Thanksgiving, while an accident transforms a volatile CatCo employee into Livewire.
CBS‘ Supergirl juggled this latest episode in light of the Paris attacks. The episode that was to air had bombings occurring across the city. In its place, we get the debut of Livewire, a classic DC Comics villain and one nice adapted for this live show.
This episode has the character being a shock-jock employee of CatCo who’s transformed due to a freak accident. The episode has pretty decent special fx, and Brit Morgan who plays Livewire is pretty entertaining in the role (though she shares a bit too much of a look with Liv from iZombie.
But the hear of the episode rests in the relationship of daughters and mothers. We learn much more about Cat Grant and why she might be a bit tough on Supergirl, and Kara and her sister tell their mother the truth about things (as if she didn’t know Kara was Supergirl, that’s not the secret).
But, we get some solid family interaction out of it and a very cut and sweet moment between Kara and Winn. Through all of the action, the episode really revolves around the relationships between the characters and dealing with their family.
The episode also takes on its tone directly with lots of talk about discourse and being positive. Some have had issues with the tone of the show, being too nice, where I think the positive attitude is a welcome change. It’s actually talked about in a roundabout way.
The episode bounces back nicely from the previous episode. And awesome secrets revealed!
Overall rating: 7.8